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Video: Dereck Chisora Brawl With David Haye After Chisora Vs. Klitschko

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After losing a hard-fought decision to Vitali Klitschko, Dereck Chisora managed to get into a wild brawl with David Haye at the post-fight press conference. We've already described the mayhem and now we've got video.

Haye threw the first punch after boiling over with frustration after being repeatedly insulted by Chisora who vowed to fight more aggressively against Vitali than Haye did against Wladimir last year. Chisora lost it and threatened to shoot Haye and apparently struck Haye's manager Adam Booth.

The BBC describes the action:

...during the press conference, Bernd Boente, the Klitschko's manager said: "With the bad experience we've had with British fighters we will now look for other countries.

"Contrary to David Haye, Dereck Chisora really went for it and really tried."

Haye, who was at the back of the room, said: "You don't want to fight David Haye, no?"

Boente replied: "You had an offer, you didn't accept it, now you are out. You are out. Out, out, out. You cannot talk yourself back into the fight, you have no belts. Chisora showed heart, contrary to you. You showed your toe

[Haye claimed he broke a toe before the fight]."

Chisora and his promoter Frank Warren then appeared to goad Haye into an all-British fight, with Chisora repeatedly saying "How's your toe?"

Haye hit back that Chisora was a loser, prompting Chisora to leave the stage and confront Haye, sparking the brawl.

At one point Haye picked up and swung a tripod and Booth, who was trying to break things up, was left with a wounded face.

Looks like there is a tiny bit of life in boxing's heavyweight division. Too bad the action inside the ring doesn't match the action outside the ring.